Family and Friends

Karvel Anderson 2009

Karvel’s Story

“I told him he can use his past as a crutch or to propel him into what he was meant to do… “In only a few words, GOCC Instructor Michelle McNamara aptly described the story of recent class of alumni Karvel Anderson ‘09.

If that name sounds familiar, it is for good reason. Anderson, […]

May 27, 2014|

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Anne McLeod 2013

Anne’s Story

When Anne McLeod graduated from Glen Oaks Community College with her Associate of General Studies degree earlier this month, she was in utter disbelief when GOCC President Gary Wheeler called her to the stage to announce that she was the recipient of the 2013 President’s award.

Wheeler described McLeod as being an active learner […]

May 26, 2014|

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Steve Ryno

Steve’s Story

Stephen Ryno, professor of communications at Glen Oaks Community College, had always thought about teaching at a college, but felt that he would need to enter the profession through teaching at the high school level and working his way into the collegiate scene. Upon graduation from WMU, he began to substitute teach at […]

May 26, 2014|

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Raymond Borgert 2013

Raymond’s Story

When the 128 students walk the stage to receive their graduation diplomas at Glen Oaks Community College this Friday night, there is one determined person whose personal struggle, hard work, persistence and dedication has encompassed more than most.
Raymond F. Borgert’s story goes beyond the academic challenge to that of continuing to overcome and […]

May 24, 2014|

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